House Republicans insisting on health care concessions in plan to avert government shutdown

  • Article by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 29, 2013 - 8:23 AM

WASHINGTON — Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time.

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ivehaditSep. 28, 13 6:02 AM

The GOP effort to defund the ACA is unconstitutional, pure simple. There is nothing in the constitution giving Congress authority to withhold funding for a law it has passed. If so, a minority party in either house could unilaterally kill ANY legislation it wanted: social security, defense funding bills, Medicare or any other legislation at any time. The result would be anarchy and the end of our form of government. In other words, the end GOP supporting treason.

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Packman_1Sep. 28, 13 7:15 AM

Simple extortion by a small minority representing an even smaller minority of citizens. The Koch brothers are getting their money's worth.

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dentesterSep. 28, 13 7:38 AM

Upwards of 70% of the people oppose Obamacare, including most unions. The house republicans are only doing what the American people want them to do and it will be reflected in the next election.

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markc1Sep. 28, 13 7:38 AM

We are on the brink of way better healthcare in America and the GOP bullies are down on the floor kicking and screaming, having a fit because we're not doing things the way the minority GOP party wants!

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FrankieSep. 28, 13 7:40 AM

ivehadit you state that: "The GOP effort to defund the ACA is unconstitutional, pure simple". For record where does it state that in the Constitution. The only thing that they are doing is defunding it, not getting rid of it. Maybe you should take a course yhe Constitution. Defund this piece of garbage.

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obstakesSep. 28, 13 7:41 AM

Let it go into full effect. Then, when it sinks the middle class, you can blame the GOP.

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avejoeconSep. 28, 13 7:43 AM

Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., warned that the Senate will not accept any House measure that contains provisions opposed by Democrats. ---------------And which side is refusing to negotiate!!!!!

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avejoeconSep. 28, 13 7:44 AM

Simple extortion by a small minority representing an even smaller minority of citizens. The Koch brothers are getting their money's worth. --------------Wow, you are getting desperate there, being forced to bring int the "koch" brothers argument who have nothing to do with it. As for the "small Minority" I suggest you look at the polls that show 60% of the people don't want the ACA.

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avejoeconSep. 28, 13 7:45 AM

The GOP effort to defund the ACA is unconstitutional, pure simple. There is nothing in the constitution giving Congress authority to withhold funding for a law it has passed.===========You may be correct. But, tell us, where in the constitution does it give the president power to change the laws that were passed without Congressional approval???

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richieSep. 28, 13 7:51 AM

I for one am very frustrated by this, I really think this heath care plan will work it needs a little modifications I just wish the GOP would assist in that what's going on is foolish.

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